WILLEMSTAD- February 16, 2022 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is reporting 35,489 stayover visitors for the month of January. From these 35,489 arrivals, 74% traveled from Europe, 12% from North America, 10% from South America, 2% from the Caribbean region, and also 2 % from the rest of the world. Overall, we welcomed 1,145 stayover visitors per day who spent a total of 413,164 visitor nights in Curaçao.
For January, we welcomed 23,631 Dutch visitors, which is 29% more than January 2019 (pre-pandemic). Out of Germany and Belgium, we registered 794 and 519 visitors respectively. Of these European visitors, 56% stayed in resort hotels in January.
From the United States of America, we welcomed 3,459 visitors in January. Seven hundred and seventy-two visitors were welcomed out of Canada. In total, we welcomed 4,231 visitors from North America. North American visitors stayed 61% in resort hotels.
From the South American region, 3,516 visitors were welcomed. Of the South American arrivals, 1,928 (55%) and 605 (17%) traveled from Colombia and Brazil, respectively.
From the Caribbean region, we have welcomed 867 stayover visitors in January, primarily from the Dutch Kingdom islands.
There were 39 cruise ship calls and 39,975 cruise visitors for the month of January.
The year started with stayover visitor arrivals performance continuing on the right track to recovery. The progress made in the last months of 2021 and the start of this year is a collective effort from our local stakeholders combined with our international partners in our focus markets. With this joint effort and current performance, we are confident to reach the 2022 target set to welcome 375,000 stayover visitors this year.